UMF kicks off warm weather with free outdoor Summer Concert Series

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington is kicking off the warm weather with an outdoor Summer Concert Series that will feature free, live music on the lawn of the Emery Community Arts Center in June, July, and August.

All concerts begin at 7 pm and are open to the public. Audience members are welcome to bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to Emery’s performance space.

UMF Summer Concert Series events:

Saturday, June 25, Nuclear Salad and Sagittarius Rising

This is the first concert features two of Farmington’s favorite local bands. Nuclear Salad is a trio of local musicians who draw inspiration anywhere from Jerry Garcia and John Prine to Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Their original music is a blend of folk and rock with a satirical edge. Band members include Ryan Jones on lead guitar and vocals, Peter Hardy on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Doug Reusch on violin.

Sagittarius Rising is a twin sister duo Isabelle and Phoebe Rogers from Farmington, Maine. Together, they create uplifting original music inspired by nature and imagination with vocal harmonies, guitar and percussion.

Friday, July 15, Lauren Crosby and Darby Sabin

Hailing from an island in Maine, Lauren Crosby’s music is a pure creative expression of the North Atlantic. With hints of smoke and salt, her voice is deeply captivating, yet light with wit and life. A lobsterman’s daughter let loose in the modern world, Lauren’s old soul lends itself to the surrealism of her surroundings and everyday happenings. From her self-taught guitarist and singer, she enjoys blending classic rock, lyric-y folk, and vintage western.

Since he first stepped into the bar room at the age of fourteen to perform with the likes of the old fishermen and shipyard workers, At 16, he was invited to perform with folk singer Jonathan Edwards, -to do artists she has opened for or performed with, including: Drake White, Assembly of Dust, Shawn Mullins and LISSIE.

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